Lack of sleep

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    I average about 4-5 hours a night.

    What are the detriments to lifting when I don't get a good amount of sleep in?
     
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    Less recovery, less growing. I used to be able to sleep 6h a night and lift but I got a job outside, go there in bike and lift 4 times a week so if I don't sleep 8h I can't do shit.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    shit for gains. your body does a great deal of healing/growing/recovery while you're sleeping.. less sleep = less growth.

    when training.. the 3 things you need most are diet, rest, exercise...without any one of those, you'll fail.
     
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    Well, I work from 10am-11pm 6 days a week. In order for me to have enough time to eat, digest a little, lift and get to work on times in the mornings is if I wake up around 6am-630am. By the time I get home, it's nearly 12 and I'm generally in bed around 1am. That gives me 5 hours of sleep...

    What should I do?
     
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    I'd lift 3 days with full body splits and try to get some rest the other nights. Nap when you can. Sleep with your eyes opened.
     
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    Dunken Welcome to the team.

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    ceaze said something around the lines of it being near equivalent to a night of drinking.
     
  7. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    WTFjob? I would/could NEVER work that much.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    no i didn't
     
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    Don't you get it? You said and posted everything and every article, ever :hsugh:
     
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    chizzle New Member

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    I wait tables for my parent's restaurant. Let's just say it's not fun, it's only for the summer, but it sucks.
     
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    chizzle New Member

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    So is that a viable explanation for my inexplicable inability to gain mass?

    I eat, I lift...I just don't get enough sleep.
     
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    Working for your family isn't always a good idea. They usually think that since you're family you won't complain and do much more than you should for the money they give you. Sometimes it's the other way around and you get much more than you should ! I hope it's worth it for you though, otherwise ditch them.
     
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    I usually get 5-7 hours of sleep, this being down from 8-9 i used to get and i've made more gains and grown more than i ever have on 5-7 hours.

    Mind you i completley changed my eating habits as well as my routine, so that could be it too.
     
  14. AaronOC

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    i have had the same
    problem since in started my new job, i only manage about 6 hours sleep a night and am burning a lot of calories working so I have basically maintained for the past 3 months
     
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    working between 10-12 hours 6 days a week now, doing construction no less. Sucks trying to find time to get in the gym. End of this yr and most of next yr will be about 16 hrs a day 7 days a week. :noes:
     
  16. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    :hs:
     
  17. Dunken

    Dunken Welcome to the team.

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    my bad, i searched and cant find you saying it. now i need to figure out where i got that from.
     
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    sleep with your eyes open ? :hsugh:
     
  19. Skeletor

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    he deleted the post :eek3:
     
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